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Tanker delivers 42nd LNG import cargo to Klaipeda

BC, Vilnius, 25.05.2018.Print version
A new liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment arrived in Klaipeda on Friday morning, marking the 42nd import cargo handled by Klaipedos Nafta's LNG terminal and its 50th LNG reloading operation since late 2014, informs LETA/BNS.

The terminal's operator said that the Arctic Voyager had delivered almost 140,000 cubic meters of LNG from Norway's Statoil for Lithuania's gas trading company Litgas on Friday morning. 

Klaipedos Nafta LNG Business Director Tadas Matulionis says that the company's LNG terminal is the most utilized ones in Europe. 


"The demand for LNG terminal services remains high, with the terminal operating at over 90 percent capacity during some months. Over three billion cubic meters of natural gas have already been provided for consumers in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia," he said in a press release. 


The terminal has received 42 LNG import cargoes, totaling 5.4 million cubic meters, since the FSRU Independence began operations in Klaipeda in October 2014. It has also handled eight LNG reloads for re-export to small-scale LNG import terminals in Sweden, Finland and Norway since early 2017. 


The average size of a load was 139,000 cubic meters of LNG, with the largest shipment delivered by the Valencia Knutsen, which has a capacity of 173,000 cubic meters. 


Gas has been supplied to Lithuania from four countries, including Norway, the United States, Trinidad and Tobago, and Nigeria, the company said.






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